Sunday, December 16, 2018

Bess and I are taking a Christmas break

It's time to wrap up 2018, which was a truly amazing year for Houdini. This year saw the sale of 278, four major museum exhibitions, new plays, books, graphic novels, TV appearances, and an assortment of discoveries and special events. For me the year brought memorable Houdini adventures in Las Vegas, Catalina, New York, Baltimore, Fort Worth, City of Industry and here at home. I'm overwhelmed by how much joy and generosity Houdini brings into my life. I feel very grateful to have stumbled on this "hobby" 43 years ago.

I thought the below from the Tampa Bay Times, which appeared 80 years ago yesterday, was a good way to end the year. So Bessie and I will take our "rest", and we'll see everyone back here on January 1st for what I expect will be another huge year for Houdini.

Have a very Merry Christmas
and a Happy New Year!

Review 2018 below:
January (32 posts)
February (27 posts)
March (32 posts)
April (32 posts)
May (31 posts)
June (37 posts)
July (37 posts)
August (36 posts)
September (31 posts)
October (34 posts)
November (27 posts)
December (16 posts)


  1. Merry Christmas and a Happy New year to you John. Thank you for all you do. I look forward to what you will write about in 2019.


  2. Happiest of holidays, John! You are truly amazing in all you do <3 Enjoy your rest.

  3. What a year of adventures you had. So glad I got to be a part of some of them with you and experience the rest via your blog. Enjoy your Christmas break and will look forward to more adventures and WAH.

  4. Thank you for your efforts and passion, John. Have the happiest of Holidays and we'll catch you next year! --Dale

  5. Happy Holidays, John! Thank you for all that you do and especially all that you share -- your efforts have enriched my knowledge and life and curiosity and fun quotient greatly! (Thanks also to everyone who contributes their insights here as well.) Here's to more fun and new adventures in 2019!

  6. Maerry Christmas and a Happy New Year. A big thank you for all your hardwork you put into the website to keep us all entertained throughout the year :-)

  7. Merry Christmas and look forward to your new blogs

  8. Thanks everyone. I've been spending my "break" doing research and working up posts for the new year. I have my traditional year in the life post all set to go up on the 1st.